Shailene Woodley has never been to a football game and never watched one before dating 2021 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers

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  • Shailene Woodley is engaged to one of the world's best football players — NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers.

  • The "Big Little Lies" star hasn't been to a football game and never watched before dating the QB.

  • Woodley told Jimmy Fallon that she never thought she'd marry "someone who threw balls for a living."

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Shailene Woodley's got herself a beau, and he just happens to be one of the most talented football players on the planet.

There's only one problem; she knows absolutely nothing about football.

Shailene Woodley

The "Big Little Lies" star confirmed that she is engaged to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers - who is known as one of the NFL's brightest stars and even won the league's MVP award this past season - during an interview with Jimmy Fallon that aired Monday night. When "The Tonight Show" host asked if she's a football fan, Woodley was quick to reveal just how little interest she had in the sport before Rodgers came into her life.

"I've yet to go to a football game, and before I met him, I had never seen one football game before," the actress revealed. "I just didn't really grow up with sports - especially American sports. It was never really on my radar."

Woodley told Fallon that she and Rodgers first met "during this wacky, wacky time," referring, of course, to the COVID-19 pandemic. With stadiums closed to spectators, she still hasn't been able to watch her future husband play in-person.

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers. AP Photo/Mike Roemer

Perhaps that explains why Woodley still doesn't fully grasp just how historically great her fiancé is at football. A three-time NFL MVP, two-time NFL passing touchdowns leader, nine-time Pro Bowler, Super Bowl champion, and Super Bowl MVP, Rodgers is undoubtedly one of the most talented and accomplished quarterbacks to ever step on the gridiron.

But Woodley doesn't exactly view Rodgers with that esteem.

"When we met, I knew he was a football guy, but I didn't know, like, what kind of a football guy he was," Woodley said. "And I'm still constantly learning. I'm still like, 'Oh, wow!' Friends will be like, 'You've gotta watch his YouTube greatest,' and I was like 'I don't get it. He's good. He's great. I don't understand.'"

"I don't know him as a football guy," she added. "I know him as, like, the nerd who wants to host Jeopardy. That's the dude I know. He just happens to also be very good at sports."

Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers. AP Photo/Sam Craft

There's still no word on when exactly the couple will tie the knot, but Woodley will almost certainly make some sideline appearances at Rodgers' games going forward.

Check out her interview with Fallon below:

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